Nestled at the base of the Victorian Alps, Mansfield is a serene town where you can get away from it all and take in the beauty of the Australian landscapes. Much of the town’s allure comes from the exciting outdoor opportunities available such as skiing, hiking and fishing.
Things to do in Mansfield
Most visitors flock to Mansfield to experience the stunning natural beauty of the state of Victoria. If you’re all about getting your adrenaline racing, you can spend your day white water rafting, or if you’d prefer something a little easier on your heart, relax and enjoy a quiet day of fishing.
A mountainous region, you won’t want to miss out on exploring the vast Victorian Alps range. Various outdoor adventures are available at nearby Mount Buller no matter the time of year. In winter you can ski and snowboard down 300 hectares of groomed trails, while summer yields a collection of downhill mountain biking runs, including the epic International and Outlaw trails.
Are you visiting Mansfield to relax? Lake Nillahcootie just north of the town is a popular place to picnic and barbecue, while thrill-seekers will find a range of thrilling watersports as well.
Getting around Mansfield
Mansfield is about a 2.5-hour drive from Melbourne and the route is stunningly beautiful, so it’s worth making the trip by car. Many tour providers and hotels will offer some form of transport themselves. The nearest international airport to the town is Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne which handles flights from across the globe.